Tag Archives: EdgeRouter

EdgeRouter: Force add the default routes to the load balanced WAN interfaces

By | August 26, 2016

An EdgeRouter firmware update from 1.8.5 to 1.9 broke my L2TP based VPN. After the update my l2tp connection to local subnets was no longer working. Note that I have a load balancing setup with eth0 and eth1 being the load balanced WAN interfaces. It seems that due to the changes done for the l2tp… Read More »

EdgeRouter: Dual WAN + Hair Pin+ Multiple networks + OpenVPN site-to-site VPN

By | April 1, 2016

My setup becomes more and more complicated bellow there are the updated steps of my configurations with references to the original posts containing the partial configurations. STEP 1 EdgeRouter : Dual WAN with Hair Pin Initially I started with a dual-wan configuration with some extra setting to exclude from load balancing the hair pin connections:… Read More »

EdgeRouter: OpenVPN site-to-site performance

By | March 30, 2016

As a result of setting up my site-to-site VPN see this it is much easier to transfer things from one site to the other. The questions that came to mind were: What is the bandwidth of my VPN ? What is the limiting factor ? My ISPs or the Edge Router ? To answer to… Read More »

EdgeRouter: OpenVPN site-to-site VPN

By | May 28, 2017

I have two sites hosting my home servers so I wanted a solution to have a permanent link between the sites. On site one I have an EdgeRouter POE and on the other site an EdgeRouter Lite and the obvious solution is to have a site to site VPN on a permanent basis. There is… Read More »

EdgeRouter POE: Power 48V POE switches

By | May 25, 2016

I got my EdgeRouter POE from UbiQuiti EdgeRouter, 5-port Router POE and came with the 24VAC power supply. Because the Ubiquity devices are all using the strange low power POE for which 24VAC is enough they ship the EdgeRouter POE with the 24VAC power supply. As a result the device is useless in powering “normal”… Read More »

EdgeRouter : Dual WAN with Hair Pin

By | January 7, 2016

Starting with firmware version 1.4 EdgeRouter can be configured in a dual WAN setup using a very simple wizard. Then to configure some port forwarding rules to access the internal web server or VPNs there is a nice GUI setup window. Note that I experienced frequent switches between the main WAN and the backup WAN.… Read More »

EdgeRouter : Activate the DNS filtering of add servers

By | February 10, 2017

Everybody hates Add Servers so all my PC and mobile browsers use AddBlock+, but still I do not want the extra traffic that is done even by using ad blockers. The best solution is to simply block from the EdgeRouter Ubiquiti Networks ERLite-3 EdgeRouter Lite the ad sites. The best guide for this is: EdgeMAX… Read More »

EdgeRouter : activate CLI root account

By | April 1, 2016

To be able to do several CLI configurations administrator (root) account must be activated. By default EdgeRouter has this account disabled. It seems that even if is activated a firmware upgrade will revert it to the default configuration (disabled). To activate the root account follow the tutorial: EdgeMAX – What is the root account password?… Read More »

EdgeRouter: Configure dual WAN with EdgeRouter POE

By | January 7, 2016

As more and more “smart home” devices got installed around the house the need to have 24/7 Internet connection was more and more a necessity. The solution I choose was to have a back-up mobile Internet for the home. To make this completly transparent to the “Internet of things” from the house this backup had… Read More »